Integrative Wellbeing Services – Student Health and Wellness Services
Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts with easy access to the culturally rich cities of Albany, Boston, and New York City. The College is committed to building and supporting a diverse population of approximately 2000 students, and to fostering a diverse faculty and staff and an inclusive curriculum. Williams has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its students.
Williams College Integrative Wellbeing Services (IWS) has an opening for a licensed mental health therapist to join a dynamic, interdisciplinary group of therapists who provide comprehensive mental health services to students in a rigorous liberal arts setting. This position is a full-time, 10-month academic year position.
Constituted by an interdisciplinary team, IWS therapists use a variety of theoretical orientations and integrate multiple psychotherapeutic modalities while focusing on enhanced multicultural practices across all efforts. IWS embraces a holistic model of student wellbeing (heart, mind, body and spirit) and collaborates with Health Services, Chaplain’s Office, Davis Center multicultural and identity programming, Dean’s Office, and colleagues from the VP of Campus Life Department to support the whole student. In addition to providing college-aged students with confidential clinical mental health services, therapists offer groups, psychoeducational workshops and special events focused on cultivating student thriving and a culture of wellbeing on campus.
IWS therapists also serve as teaching faculty within the IWS Training Program, a multifaceted training program for post-graduate fellows, practicum students and interns from a variety of mental health disciplines. Staff work with trainees to explore creative and systemic opportunities for student support and practice integrating emerging evidence-based intervention methods (e.g. mindfulness practices). Together, the IWS team works to recognize, understand, and collaboratively meet the dynamic needs of Williams’ diverse student population.
- Assessment and treatment planning
- Walk-in crisis intervention services
- Conduct individual and group psychotherapy
- Conduct outreach and health promotion
- Consult with other College services and student organizations
- Supervise and teach within the IWS Training Program
- Contribute to a dynamic multicultural learning environment
- Contribute to a vibrant and healthy interdisciplinary team environment
- Participate in weekly training seminars, in-service and administrative planning meetings
- Scheduled nights, weekends and telephone on-call rotation with other staff
- PhD or PsyD in Psychology or Master’s degree in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling or related field required.
- Valid Massachusetts licensure is required within the first twelve months of employment
- Experience identifying and treating the emotional difficulties and disruptions to thriving unique to a college population (direct experience in a college counseling setting preferred).
- Demonstrated experience in working with individuals from historically underrepresented groups
- Counseling experience on issues of diversity, intersectionality and identity development
- Eager to continue exploring and learning about cultural dynamics internally, interpersonally and within systems
- Effective in outreach within diverse populations
Applicants are strongly encouraged to address these qualifications directly within a cover letter, highlighting specifically their experience with and commitment to supporting diverse, inclusive, and equitable communities through their psychotherapeutic practice and within their own professional development.
The IWS team encourages candidates from underrepresented groups and those with a demonstrated interest in diversity, social justice, and multiculturalism to pursue this position.
For optimal consideration, please submit resume materials by June 4, 2018. Job Group 2-A.
Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable.
To apply for this position, please visit http://staff-careers.williams.edu. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via phone at (413) 597-4247 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive.